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Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center

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(541) 654-4207

State: Oregon

Zip: 97401

Expert reviewed byRon Elledge, Medicare consultant; Kelly Blackwell, Certified Senior Advisor®
Updated: July 02, 2022

Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for older adults and some younger adults with disabilities. If you have VA benefits due to your military service, you may be wondering if it’s worth signing up for Medicare when you already have access to care at VA facilities.

For many veterans, Medicare offers an extra level of protection against high out-of-pocket medical costs. Medicare coverage can also give you more flexibility when choosing doctors and hospitals that provide your care. The following guide explains how Medicare works with your VA benefits.

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